Monday, November 16, 2009
Lilly Crosses a Line
Remember when I said I liked the way the show was exploring the darker side of Lil? Well, my friends, I think we just went a little too dark!
This goes back to my belief that Lil is simply a shadow of her former self. I get Saccardo giving her the gun ("Happy Anniversary!") and I thought her reaction was appropriate. Her follow-up with him later in the episode was spot-on. I was happy to see her do the right thing and everything felt like the Lil we know. But then, the closing scenes showed her hiding the gun in her fireplace. I understand that Lil is angry and feels like the justice system failed her. And it isn't like looking over your shoulder the rest of your life is super fun, but seriously, Lil taking matters into her own hands isn't like her. She became a cop so she could see that those who hurt others pay -- LEGALLY! Perhaps, it won't come to that and we'll never know for sure whether or not Lil is capable of killing someone outside the confines of the law. Either way, just the fact that she's contemplating it is sketch for Lil.
Wow, Kat's absence was short! I'm not complaining; I'm just shocked! Stillman must have been working some serious magic when the cameras weren't on because I had heard nary a mention of Kat while she was exiled from homicide. Strange.
As a final note, I find it difficult to gauge my feelings on these episodes this season, and really, the show in general. It's not the series it set out to be, and much like Lilly, it is a mere shadow of its former self. So, my dilemma lies with how to evaluate the episodes. They're not bad, but they're not the show I used to know and love. So, this one gets another good (as in, the episode was "good," but I still don't like the direction of the series) and moves CC to 7-0 on the season. Screencap courtesy of RichE at Kathryn Morris UK.